Dear Friend of Green-Wood,
At Green-Wood we are dedicated to serving the needs of the families who have entrusted the care of their loved ones to us, as well the greater New York community. First and foremost on our minds is the health and safety of our neighbors and friends. During this uncertain time, nothing is more important than all of us doing what we can to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
Out of an abundance of caution, Green-Wood has decided to cancel our public programs through April 30, 2020 and are monitoring the situation closely to determine when they may resume. Cemetery operations and offices will continue to function as an essential service to the community.
To enable easier access for our neighbors, we have decided to open our Fort Hamilton Parkway and Prospect Park West Entrances—usually open to the public only on weekends—seven days a week. Our new hours are as follows:
– Our Main Entrance (Fifth Avenue and 25th Street) will be open daily from 7am to 7pm.
– Our Sunset Park Entrance (Fourth Avenue and 35th Street) will be open daily from 8am to 7pm.
– Our Fort Hamilton Parkway Entrance (Fort Hamilton Parkway and Micieli Place) and Prospect Park West Entrance (Prospect Park West and 20th Street) will each be open daily from 11am to 7pm.
We are closely following the safety and preventative protocols offered by the CDC and local public health officials and have taken a series of proactive measures, including implementing enhanced cleaning procedures, to maintain a safe environment for our visitors.
We recognize the role Green-Wood plays in so many lives, not just as a place of remembrance, but one of solace in an ever-uncertain world. Therefore we are dedicated to stay open and accessible during this time so you may continue to find peace in our landscape—as generations before us have.
In the words of our very first historian, Nehemiah Cleaveland, “to the weary and worn citizen, Green-Wood may well seem the very ideal of solitude─ a charming picture of repose . . . farther and farther away from strife” (1847).
We hope that Green-Wood may provide a respite for you and your family during these challenging times.
Stay safe and healthy.
Richard J. Moylan